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    Old 03-12-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
    sleepyhouse22
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    trouble breathing

    hi i just registered to see if anybody could help me with my trouble. i know this isnt asthma, however its a breathing trouble and i dont know where else i could post this that would make more sense.

    every since i can even remember ive had trouble breathing warm air while im trying to sleep. for instance, i cant have my head under the blanket...or even have my nose close to the matress or pillow im laying on because the air is warmer and i dont feel like im getting enough oxygen. often if im experiencing the trouble i will sit there focusing on my breathing making it harder and harder to breath regularly without having to think about it or my intake.

    also if im driving in a car, the air conditioning must be on because if its off i somehow know, and the air becomes stale feeling...and it must be circulating for whatever reason for me to breathe right..

    my only solutions for this have been to lay with my head off the side of the pillow so that my nose gets cool air...or to lay on the edge of the matress with no pillow and my nose off the bed so theres no interferring. and of course to always have the air conditioning on circulating cool air.

    i never found this to be such a major problem before, but for the past year me and my boyfriend sleep together during the day when we hang out because he works night shift, so he will be sleeping and i will be restlessly laying there trying to breathe but i cant find a comfortable position because it gets so warm so i have to move to breathe and it just wakes him up repeatedly.

    if anybody can help me please let me know!! or if you experience the same thing...ive found somebody else who does too...heres what they said...

    "It is imperative that I visit a physician soon so I can find out why I am having trouble trying to breathe. Sunday night and Monday morning I was having trouble breathing and I couldn't sleep. The best way I could describe it is breathing like a dolphin, actively having to remember to breathe, which would leave me conscious of everything until I get a panic that makes me wake up and gasp for air. I know that I'm breathing but something's telling my brain that I am not breathing or I am not getting enough air. One thing always goes through my mind and that is cold air is more breatheable than warm air."


    sigh sorry for the long post lol. and thanks for the help i hope!

    -Meg

    (actually i guess i could have posted this in the lungs and respiratory threads for more help but i just saw it. no way to move it now i guess?? )

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    Old 03-13-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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    Re: trouble breathing

    That is not fun! I would go in and talk to your general practitioner. Ask him some questions, you may need to be tested for breathing difficulties. Do you think its axiety? Maybe an alergy? I'm not quiet sure what it is. Do you get pain in your chest? Are you light headed? Do you have any fears about air and breathing? Do you get head aches or dizziness? It seems unusual for me to hear that, I have asthma. I would defineately make an appointment and go in!

    Good Luck! Hope you are feeling better!

     
    Old 03-13-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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    Re: trouble breathing

    Meg,
    I was feeling something similar several years ago. I noticed that I wasn't breathing very well, almost a mild suffocating feeling. It wasn't anything really bad where I felt like I need to go to the emergency room. It was annoying more than anything. I was tested for asthma and they said I didn't have it, but I do have multiple allergies. SO I got on allergy medication and did the allergy shots, etc! Well, four years after when I went back for a retest of my allergies, they performed a pulmonary function test and it showed I DID have asthma!! So, I am wondering if my symptoms were a precursor to my test results. I guess my allergies turned into asthma in my case. I know that doesn't happen to everyone, though. But I definitely do not have a case of typical asthma, where I have asthma attacks and I suddenly cannot breathe at all. I have never had that! So you can definitely have asthma and have your kind of symptoms.
    Cindy

     
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